« VuVuTi » is a small driverless vehicle built by the start-up Ajisaq, to conduct surveillance operations alongside the army in Nigeria.
For decades, the Nigerian army has been fighting against Boko Haram terrorists, who have been sowing terror and desolation in the country. To support the efforts of the national army against the activism of this rebel group, the start-up Ajisaq, headed by Adeyemi Abel Ajibesin, Professor at the American University of Nigeria, has built « VuVuti », a small vehicle capable of carrying out surveillance operations, thanks to its tracking and remote control system.
« Carrying out self-firing missile attacks
Consisting of sensors, this vehicle is composed of a tracking system based on remote video and audio monitoring. This remote control capability improves its autonomy and guides it during surveillance operations and attacks on enemy camps. « VuVuTi has the ability to conduct automatic missile rails and launch offensive attacks using a laser pointer, » Professor Adeyemi tells Afrik, adding that with this vehicle, « the military can enhance its capability by easily seeing their enemy from a distance, and even attacking them from a distance, » he says. With its information analysis system, VuVuti can help the military to simulate and analyse the environment and types of objects in any environment, » he adds.
In addition, the vehicle, which is being used to enhance the effectiveness of the Nigerian military, can also be used in medicine and natural disaster management. « It is also indispensable in the area of contagious disease outbreaks or a pandemic like Covid-19. Isolation centres can use a customised VuVuTi to deliver drugs or sterilise surfaces, » adds Professor Abel.